Checking in again with more proof of my support of the USPS:
Pig-Pen went to Wuhan, Hubei, China, in the Postcrossing Forum China Meets the World tag. The recipient said she’d like to read some good quotes, so I shared a couple of my favorites from Groucho Marx:
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
Monarch butterflies: the only reason I pull off the freeway in Pismo Beach, California, other than to perhaps pick up a drink at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Pismo has got one of the best monarch groves, and the lucky new owner of that card (being sent out in a swap-bot “California postcard” trade) is in Stockton, California.
Oh, that funky cow! It’s for a swap-bot “Ugly Postcard” trade, and it’s off to Dacula, Georgia, United States. This is one of the worst in an otherwise-mostly-okay selection in a boxed set of animal cards called, accurately enough, “Animal Box.” Not sure about boxed sets. Real crapshoots, I’ve found. Thank goodness for trades like “Ugly Postcard” and “I Hate This Postcard!”
The California scenes are part of a regular Postcrossing draw, and the card is headed to Laval, Quebec, Canada, to a recipient who is originally from Romania. What is notable about her profile is that the great majority of it is dedicated to a section she calls “What I don’t like”:
HOME MADE CARDS
cards with a lot of people on them
boats, cars, trains, planes, airports, harbors
funny or unusual cards
TV shows, movies, movie stars
I ONLY LIKE REAL POSTCARDS, NOT NEWSPAPER CUTOUTS
PLEASE ! No Christmas cards this year, I have tons of them.
I wrote in a larger print on that card than I naturally would, usually.
Another California scene, of the beach town of Cayucos, went to the not-beach town (but not-so-far from the beach town) of Kalaheo, Hawaii.
We end with the entire state of California, that map having gone out in a Postcrossing draw to Navan, Meath, Ireland. The person is from Germany, but she says she moved to Ireland because she got a job there. More about her: she is a LONG-time Postcrosser: over 8 years! She has sent more than 12,700 cards, making her Ireland’s #1 Postcrosser!
Some of the stamps, stamps, stickers, & washi tape: